LAPD Reporter

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedDecember 07, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Los Angeles Times is looking for a reporter to cover the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD reporter covers all facets of this storied institution, including breaking news, investigative reporting and the internal politics that have been the subject of novels, TV shows and movies. We are looking for someone who can develop sources inside the department and aggressively examine how the LAPD is doing its job. While this reporter will be asked to jump into some breaking crime news, the main duty is to cover the LAPD as an institution. 

Ideal candidates should have substantial experience covering law enforcement, a passion for accountability reporting and a track record of generating investigative stories that produce impact. The reporter needs to be a versatile writer able to handle rewrite on fast-breaking news, sophisticated analyses and long-form storytelling. Candidates must also have a strong interest in digital storytelling, including data crunching and multimedia reporting, and enjoy collaborating with other reporters and departments, such as the data team and social media and photo desks. Applicants should have at least six years’ experience.

This position is included in the Los Angeles Times Guild.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and clips to Jack Leonard and Carla Rivera at

Note: If you previously applied, there's no need to do so again. We're continuing to evaluate candidates and renewed the job posting while we do so.


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